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Friday’s Arizin: Daily links for Oct. 21

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Happy Friday! Here are your links to tip off the weekend:

Villanova’s Maddy Siegrist is a Big East prime-time attraction
“I wasn’t good enough to go to UConn,” Siegrist said. That was then.

Big East 2022-23 conference predictions: Can Creighton dethrone a post-Jay Wright Villanova at the top? | ESPN
The countdown to the 2022-23 college basketball season continues with a wide-open Big East, where Villanova's dominance could be ending with the retirement of Jay Wright.

Former Villanova Coach Jay Wright Lands CBS, Turner Broadcast Job, per Report - Sports Illustrated
The coach retired after 21 seasons with the Wildcats following the team’s Final Four run in the 2022 NCAA tournament.

Warriors' ring night brings Donte DiVincenzo motivation once again - NBC Sports Bay Area
Donte DiVincenzo is counting down the seconds until he can help the Warriors on their road to repeating as champions.

Villanova football will need to win the ground battle to beat Albany
After back-to-back road games, the Wildcats return home where they will look to exploit 1-5 Albany's porous rush defense.

Commissioner Val Ackerman on expansion: ‘I don’t think the Big East will stay at 11 forever’ - The Athletic
NEW YORK — Big East commissioner Val Ackerman acknowledged Tuesday that her conference isn’t likely to be immune to conference realignment.

“I don’t think the Big East will stay at 11 forever,” Ackerman told The Athletic during the league’s media day at Madison Square Garden. “I...

Gavitt Games between Big East, Big Ten could end after 2023 -
Big East Conference commissioner Val Ackerman says there are no guarantees the Gavitt Games with the Big Ten conference will continue in 2024.

Big East Weighs In On NCAA Basketball Tournament Expansion | Front Office Sports
From TV schedules to revenue, the concept has multiple uncertainties, according to Commissioner Val Ackerman and several coaches.

Timberwolves Waive Eric Paschall |
Tough timing for Paschall, who was waived before the Timberwolves' first game. Hopefully, he gets another opportunity.

Jalen Brunson gives Knicks fans something to feel good about in opener
Thoughts from an interesting opener against Memphis.

Women's Soccer: Villanova and UConn Battle to 0-0 Draw - Villanova University
Villanova, Pa.- The Villanova Wildcats were able to hold off the attacking offensive of the Connecticut Huskies and play to a 0-0 draw on Thursday afternoon.

Women's Basketball: Maddy Siegrist named to Katrina McClain Award Watch List - Villanova University
Springfield, Mass — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) today announced the 20-player watch-list

Women's Swimming: Freshmen Shine in Loss to Huskies - Villanova University
A trio of Villanova newcomers logged individual victories on Thursday as the Wildcats fell to UConn, 180.5-119.5, at the Villanova Swim Complex.

Men's Soccer: Late Goal Carries UConn Past Wildcats 1-0 - Villanova University
Villanova fell to UConn on a blustery fall day at Higgins Soccer Complex